The opening ceremony of the Ohio Flags of Honor memorial brought in a large crowd at Zane's Landing Park Friday night.
Notable faces from around the area took part in the event, including state senator Troy Balderson and Zanesville mayor Jeff Tilton. The ceremony started with a tearful invocation, along with our national anthem. The Zanesville Blue Devils football team were among those who set out the honorary flags. Program president, Geno Zimmer talked to us about the memorial.
The Ohio Flags of Honor touring memorial made its way to Zanesville in preparation for this weekend's event.
Volunteers set up more than 750 flags in Zane's Landing Park to get ready for Friday's opening ceremonies. Ohio has lost 294 soldiers in battle, both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Flags will be on display all weekend long in their honor. President of the program, Gino Zimmer, talked to us about getting ready for Friday's ceremony.
Hundreds will come out to support, honor and respect our fallen heroes this weekend.
The Ohio Flags of Honor program will make its annual stop in Zanesville to remember those who have lost their lives overseas, fighting for our country. Ohio has lost 294 soldiers in battle, both in Afghanistan and Iraq. Flags of honor will be on display at Zane's Landing Park all weekend long to remember their sacrifices. Event chairman, Bud Johnson, said Muskingum County is one of only three counties...
The Zanesville Memorial Concert band is ready to sound the horn on its summer concert series.
The band will play its first performance of the season Sunday at Zane's Landing Park. The band's artistic director, Jeff Roquemore, said a live, in the park performance, shines light on an aging form of entertainment.
"We just think it's almost a maybe forgotten tradition," Roquemore said. "Bands were always in communities. There wasn't TV and all the media...
The 6th annual Walk for Autism took place Saturday morning at Zane's landing park.
The Southeast Ohio branch of the National Autism Association hosted the walk to raise awareness and money to help fight autism. There was a record high participation in the walk this year. Shannon Coconis, president of the N.A.A. in Southeast Ohio is thrilled to have that happen.
"It's great because we're not losing our intensity," Coconis said. "People are still...
Those who frequent Zane's Landing Park have likely noticed a slight change of scenery recently.
The old tent structure which went up in 1988 was taken down with a new structure put in its place last Thursday. Zanesville Public Safety Director Fred Buck said years of weathering and vandalism took a hard toll on the old structure, and it was time for a replacement.
"We used to come in and retreat it about every year and clean it, but it got to the point where we couldn't...
The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band is gearing up for another hot summer concert season, but they are in need of your support.
After the merger of the 7th Regiment and Armco bands in 1923, the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band was formed. Since then they have promoted the arts and music within our schools and the community. This will be the 91st year of the band performances.
"We have our special concerts this year, of course around July 4th we do a lot of...